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1 December 2004 André Michaux's Travels and Plant Discoveries in the Carolinas
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André Michaux was a trained botanist who visited North America for eleven years (1785–96) as royal botanist specifically sent to collect plants for France. His explorations resulted in a large collection housed today in the Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Laboratoire de Phanerogamie (P), Paris. Michaux collected thousands of specimens for cultivation in his Charleston garden and shipment to France. In addition, he pressed many examples of his collections for inclusion in his herbarium and kept an extensive journal of his activities while in North America. This study concentrates on his activities in the Carolinas. His plant names and descriptions were published as Flora Boreali-Americana in 1803, the year after his death. This publication was not only the first North American flora but also unique in that all the plants described were collected personally by Michaux.
and David H. Rembert "André Michaux's Travels and Plant Discoveries in the Carolinas," Castanea 69(sp2), (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.2179/0008-7475(2004)sp2[107:AMTAPD]2.0.CO;2
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